Howard Dean on the Sutter Strikers' picket line
Howard Dean addressed health care workers on their pickett line at California Pacific Medical Center on Friday evening. The workers, who call themselves the Sutter Strikers for Patient Care, are demanding better employee training and higher patient care standards.
"I am honored to have been invited to attend a rally with the courageous striking employees of the Sutter California Pacific Medical Center," stated Governor Dean. He added, "It's my pleasure to work hard with SEIU. I am proud of your union. SEIU helps people who need help. We need to rebuild the Democratic Party and our fate depends on the fate of labor."
The Sutter Strikers have off the job for eight weeks now. They've been blogging their strike (see url, below).
Show your solidarity with the Sutter Strikers:
(1) Email Sutter Health CEO Pat Frye and the Sutter CPMC Board of Directors, urging them to "Just Say Yes" to the federal mediator's compromise proposal & end the strike:
(2) To see posts from strikers on the picket line, please stop by the Sutter Strikers blog:
(3) To read up on more of the issues behind the strike, check out the Sutter Strikers for Patient Care website: